Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844]) - Pale Grass Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Pseudozizeeria maha maha (Kollar, [1844])– Himalayan Pale Grass Blue
(2) Pseudozizeeria maha ossa (Swinhoe, 1885) – Dakhan Pale Grass Blue

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh11133
Assam1213314133
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh183111111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi232332052
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana25
Himachal Pradesh212111
Jammu and Kashmir UT3
Jharkhand
Karnataka105538141114726158
Kerala212411
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh22110121
Maharashtra122231524
Manipur1
Meghalaya11
Mizoram2
Nagaland1511
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab2
Rajasthan
Sikkim12657221
Tamil Nadu11211
Tripura2
Uttar Pradesh32441211
Uttarakhand1112114321
West Bengal44510164331316
Total211425495735342677633127
Nelsonia canescens (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Strobilanthes (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Acanthaceae). Tephrosia purpurea (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Tephrosia subtriflora (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Oxalis corniculata (Bell 1918a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Oxalidaceae). Tribulus terrestris (Robinson et al. 2010) (Zygophyllaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Pseudozizeeria maha (Kollar, [1844]) – Pale Grass Blue. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/pseudozizeeria-maha, accessed 2022/08/13.